'Star of the East' Hall

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by Valerie Dearling

I do my crying

in the rain

where no one may see

my hurt and pain.

Should my heart break

no one will know

the wind and tide

will still ebb and flow.

If my body does hurt

and limbs racked with pain

I still move around

and cry in the rain.

The need to be strong

and never succumb

means I keep it within

and laugh in the sun.


by Heather Atta

Keep my eyes open

Don't let me sleep

Show me

True beauty

Touch my soul deep

Keep me in newness

Freshen my day

Let me

Glimpse heaven

Whenever I pray

Keep my heart


Cleanse and renew

Show me

That when

I am me

Life is true